SWANSEA, Ill. – Swansea police detectives, the St. Clair County Coroner’s Office, and Illinois State Police are investigating the overnight death of a 17-year-old girl.
According to a police spokesperson, officers were called to Centennial Park along North Belt East around 1:30 a.m. for a person not conscious and not breathing.
Information was provided to dispatchers at the time indicating the teenager had suffered a possible overdose.
Swansea police used a defibrillator to try and keep the young woman alive. Firefighters and EMTs arrived soon thereafter but they were unable to save her.
The 17-year-old’s identity has not been disclosed, pending notification of family members.